Last updated on May 24, 2020
I knew this would happen. Knew it, knew it, knew it.
Because Donald Trump’s clear penchant for racism, misogyny, perversion, incompetence, buffoonery, and just plain evil is no longer news, we’re apparently going to put Joe Biden under a microscope and parse every word he utters that isn’t meticulously scripted and focus-grouped.
Today he said something mildly stupid during a radio show. He has since apologized for the “cavalier” nature of the remark. (Incidentally, when was the last time Donald Trump apologized for anything? I’ll wait for you to conclude your exhaustive research.)
Meanwhile, just yesterday, Trump told a gathering of Ford workers that the company’s founder, notorious anti-Semite Henry Ford, had “good bloodlines.”
The U.K.’s Independent:
The president said: “The company founded by a man named Henry Ford — good bloodlines, good bloodlines. If you believe in that stuff?” Apparently addressing William Clay Ford, the company's executive chairman and great-grandson of Henry Ford, Mr Trump added: “You got good blood.”
Following the success of his revolutionary manufacturing enterprise, Mr Ford had published dozens of articles reflecting his bigotry, including antisemitic conspiracies targeting the “international Jew”, before he retracted his views in the 1920s.
But Mr Ford, admired by Adolf Hitler, received the Nazi Party's Grand Cross of the German Eagle a decade later in 1938 at the onset of the Second World War.
Mr Ford also financed the publication of thousands of copies of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”, fabricated antisemitic propaganda invoked by Hitler as part of his justification for the Holocaust, which saw the murder of more than six million Jews.
Think he didn’t know what he was talking about? Think it was just an unfortunate slip of the tongue? The man kept a book of Hitler speeches in his bedside cabinet, FFS!
Oh, but that’s just crazy, nutty, virulently racist Trump, the ol’ rapscallion.
Biden should know better when he says things about race that aren’t actually racist but sound controversial enough that Republicans can feign outrage and furiously tweet about it.
Prepare to see a lot more of this. In a quest to seek “balance,” the media will pretend the 200 tons of ballast sinking our ship of state is roughly equal in weight to the tote full of baggage that Biden brings with him.
Now that the Tara Reade story appears to have cooked down into a nothingburger, can the media please pursue the stories of every single Trump accuser with commensurate zeal? If not, why not?
This isn’t the last time Joe Biden will say something moderately embarrassing. He shoots from the hip. But he’s also a fundamentally decent person, whereas Trump is … not.
Unless Biden is caught emptying full piss pots onto the heads of Dickensian street urchins from a literal ivory tower made of freshly poached endangered elephant tusks, I don’t want to hear about it.
In this election, the appearance of “fairness” really isn’t fair at all. The media know this, and if they fall into the same ridiculous trap they did in 2016, they should be ashamed of themselves.
“This guy is a natural. Sometimes I laugh so hard I cry.” — Bette Midler on Aldous J. Pennyfarthing, via Twitter. Find out what made dear Bette break up. Dear Fcking Lunatic: 101 Obscenely Rude Letters to Donald Trump and its boffo sequels Dear Prsident A**clown: 101 More Rude Letters to Donald Trump and Dear F*cking Moron: 101 More Letters to Donald Trump by Aldous J. Pennyfarthing are now available for a song! Click those links, yo!
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